On Friday afternoon, we were joined by our friends and partners from across the food system to celebrate the beginning of the Hawaiian makahiki season.
Traditionally, makahiki was a part of the yearly farming cycle, a time to celebrate Lono and the harvest. Lono was associated with rain and fecundity, and war and certain other activities were prohibited during the makahiki season as communities gathered their resources for a time of rest, feasting, and games.
A central part of our mission at Roots is to access, create, and reinvigorate abundance within our Kalihi community. What better way to honor this mission than by celebrating the start of makahiki? We were so pleased to have our friends come share their traditions of abundance, and their ideas for how to generate abundance in our food system for years to come.